October 8, 2016

IT WAS ALL ABOUT SOVEREIGNTY:

Marginalised, chaotic, and flanked by Theresa May - Ukip could be about to die (Mark Wallace, 8 OCTOBER 2016, The Telegraph)

On Tuesday night, when Diane James resigned, I called a Ukip source - someone who trod the long, hard road through the years of lost deposits and Kilroy-style flashes in the pan. People, he said, were openly wondering what the point of the party was, beyond ensuring Brexit was delivered.

After the referendum, he didn't feel particularly hungry for the continued battle on the doorstep: "I don't bloody care whether we win some more councillors in May." Ordinarily his party would look forward to the next Euro elections, but by 2019 Britain will have left the EU. No more MEPs means a drastic reduction in Ukip  funding, and job losses for many of the researchers who provide the backbone for its activist core.

At the same time, Farage's army is feeling the squeeze from Theresa May. On the first day of her Party's conference she delivered a speech to swell the heart of even the flintiest Leaver - almost banishing the awkward memory of her support for Remain.

Posted by at October 8, 2016 8:49 AM

  

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